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Near Bessemer Bend in Natrona County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

The Oregon Trail

1841

 
 
The Oregon Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 17, 2015
1. The Oregon Trail Marker
Inscription.  Oregon Trail approximately four miles north, on bend of North Platte visible to the north. Robert Stuart in 1812 erected the first white man's cabin in Wyoming.
 
Erected 1943 by Historical Landmark Commission of Wyoming.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Oregon Trail series list.
 
Location. 42° 44.862′ N, 106° 31.212′ W. Marker is near Bessemer Bend, Wyoming, in Natrona County. Marker is on Jackson Canyon Road near Wyoming Route 220, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Casper WY 82604, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. "History Is Not Obvious" (approx. 1.9 miles away); Queen City of the West (approx. 1.9 miles away); Ranching Takes Its Place (approx. 1.9 miles away); Red Buttes (approx. 1.9 miles away); Science Visits the West (approx. 1.9 miles away); Shape of the Future
The Oregon Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 17, 2015
2. The Oregon Trail Marker
(approx. 1.9 miles away); Reluctant Farewells (approx. 1.9 miles away); Witnessing the Past (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bessemer Bend.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located at a pullout near the east side of Wyoming Highway 220, at the turnoff to Jackson Canyon Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 3, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 245 times since then and 3 times this year. Last updated on January 10, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 3, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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